Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Felt Flower Wall Art

Over the summer we rearranged rooms at our house.  Since that time I've been wanting to hang some pictures up on the big empty wall above my daughter's bed.  I had a few pieces I knew I wanted but I needed more to fill out the space.  I searched so many stores for something that caught my eye.  I wanted some sort of flower that popped off the wall.  I just couldn't find anything I loved.  I moved on to scouring Pinterest and decided that I could make some flowers.  I love the huge paper flowers but knowing that they would be within reach of my kids I decided against that idea.  Instead, I settled on felt flowers.  

I found some great tutorials here.  All were fairly simple and only required felt and hot glue!  When I was done making my flowers I spray painted a piece of cardboard to stick in my empty frame.  After deciding on an arrangement for my flowers I hot-glued them to my cardboard.

I am so happy with how my felt flower arrangement turned out and my daughter just adores them up on her wall!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Nourishing Hot Chocolate (Dairy Free, Paleo)

Nothing feels better when you're chilled to the bone on a cold winter day than to drink a nice hot cup of cocoa.  It's amazing how a hot drink can warm you up and make you feel so much better. There are a lot of things I like about this recipe but what I love the most is that it isn't full of sugar. When my kids come in from playing in the snow I hate to hand them mugs of hot chocolate filled with sugar day after day. That's definitely not what their little bodies need to keep them healthy over the long winter. This recipe is sweetened with a little bit of honey so you can fill good about letting your kids drink it all season long.

I also love how rich and creamy this cocoa is and that it keeps me feeling full for hours thanks to a spoonful of grass-fed butter and coconut oil I throw in there. (And in case you've heard the rumors that coconut oil isn't healthy you just *might* have been hoodwinked. I love what this cardiologist says about coconut oil and what this researcher shares about who funded the studies that the American Heart Association based their claims on. Hmmm...)

This recipe is also incredibly flexible. Allergic to eggs? Leave it out. Not a huge fan of dark chocolate? Add less cocoa powder. Don't have any coconut oil on hand? Just double the butter. Do what works for you. Chances are you won't go wrong.

Nourishing Hot Chocolate


1 cup boiling water
1-2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon grass-fed butter
1 tablespoon gelatin (I like Vital Proteins)
1 tablespoon honey or pure maple syrup
1 egg (preferably pastured)
small pinch of sea salt (I like Real Salt)

Get the rest of the recipe over at Nourishing Bites. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Family Home Evening Board

Since my daughter's birth nearly 3 years ago I've needed to update my Family Home Evening board.  My boys have been nagging me to do it for years.  Now that she is old enough to participate and wants to be included I figured I should finally get it done.  After pondering about it for a long time I finally figured out what I wanted to do. 

I scoured the stores for a magnet board just the right size for my space.  Target, Hobby Lobby, Michael's, Walmart . . . you name it, I looked there.  Finally, I found what I needed on Amazon. I checked and double-checked in the description and the questions to make sure the board was the right size. (I really hate returning stuff!)

 I then designed the board with my Silhouette software.  The fonts I used were Magnolia Sky (one of my favorites right now!) and Penelope Anne.

After applying the vinyl to my board (the small lettering was so hard . . . so if you're planning to using that font don't say I didn't warn you!) I printed up some recent pictures of our family all in black and white.  I mounted and laminated them and after cutting them out I applied some magnetic tape to the back.  I bought my magnetic tape at Hobby Lobby but you can find it on Amazon as well.

I'm so happy with my new board and my kids are thrilled to have updated pictures!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

$3 Silhouette Art Switch Up

A few years ago I shared the silhouette pictures I hung up in my daughters nursery. Now with a baby boy on the way I decided to keep things simple with the nursery and switch out all the pink for blue. The nursery was already pretty neutral so my decor change just required a new crib sheet, curtains, and silhouette art.

I love these frames. I originally bought them from the dollar store and I have really gotten my money's worth out of them.

For the art I did some google searching on the internet to find silhouette images I liked and then printed them off onto card stock. Easy-peasy!

I also found the perfect spot to hang this "Day in the Life of a Little Boy" picture by Norman Rockwell that my sister gifted to me years ago. I was glad to have an excuse to hang it up again because I think it's so cute.

I love how this room has come together. Super simple without too much fluff. Just the way I like it!

Now that the nursery is ready we're just waiting on baby boy to arrive. Hopefully any day now!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Missionary Mom Survival Kit

Recently, one of the ladies I visit at church had her son leave for a 2 year mission.  I can't imagine how hard it must be to have your child leave for that long so I gathered together a little care package for her.  I scoured pinterest for some ideas and this is what I came up with.

Included in the gift bag I added a little note to explain each item.

Bandaids to ease the pain of separation.
Kleenex to dry your tears.
Coloring book to pass the time.
Binder clips to bind your family together no matter the distance.
Gratitude Journal to remember all your blessings.
Chocolate--because chocolate always helps!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Healthy Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

I can't believe my two year old is about to have a birthday! She's going to be three! That's definitely not baby territory anymore. It's amazing how time flies. I was going through some old pictures from her first birthday and realized I never posted my recipe for these dreamy orange creamsicle cupcakes. They were a hit with everyone, especially the birthday girl!

Don't let the long list of instructions scare you off. These cupcakes are very easy to throw together and the results were very much worth the effort.

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes


1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon Real Salt
4 eggs, preferably pastured
1/3 cup coconut oil or butter, softened
1/2 cup honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon orange zest

Get the rest of the recipe over at Nourishing Bites.

Monday, April 10, 2017

My Gospel Standards

I like to hang things on the walls of my home that have significance and so I have been looking for years for a cute version of My Gospel Standards.  I love the standards that are laid out and wanted a daily reminder hanging up so my children could see it, but I also wanted something that matched my style.  I searched all over Etsy and Pinterest but could never find something that I loved.  And so I took matters into my own hands and created something for myself.

 If you would like to print this you can click on the image and then right click to save it.  This is sized to be a 16x20 poster which I then printed at Costco.

I love these reminders hanging in my loft now!  If you use this image I'd love to see what you do with it!  You can tag us on instagram @servingpinklemonade.  Enjoy!

Friday, March 31, 2017

LDS Tangrams

General Conference is this coming weekend! In our home we almost treat it like a minor holiday--we have certain treats and traditions that we have been doing for years now.  Every six months I put together a conference basket to keep my children entertained and engaged in the broadcast.  The contents of our basket varies from year to year depending on the ages of my children, my creativity level, and requests from my kids.  My good friend, Kensie, shared and idea with me this week that I am going to pass on to you!  This would be the perfect addition to your conference weekend . . . or any Sunday (you could hand this off to your kids while you sneak in a quick Sunday afternoon nap!)  

I loved doing tangrams as a kid.  And really, I still love to play with them!  Kensie created these tangram cards with an LDS twist.  

She created 31 different cards and you can download them all for free! (If you don't have tangrams in your house you can order them here or you can even print some for free here.)

I hope this idea helps you with your Conference Weekend plans.  Enjoy!

(In order to download the cards you will need to click on the image and then right click to save.)